Structural Safety

All new buildings should be built green and resilient to predicted disasters, while existing buildings should be retrofitted to protect both lives and economies.
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This paper focuses on the damage assessment of transportation infrastructure during the recent cyclones and floods in Odisha state in India, and recommends possible measures for the design of cyclone- and flood-resilient road infrastructure.
Two methods are suggested by authors to improve the flood impact defense capability of rural buildings in this paper: increasing the strength of the mortar used in masonry structures, as well as adding reinforced concrete (RC) columns and circle beams.
Mexico City is one of the most disaster-prone urban areas in the world. Following an earthquake, marginalized communities living on the city’s periphery are exposed to more dangers than just collapsing buildings.
The study explores the facilitation of evacuation immediately following an earthquake and the continued use of buildings.
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This document introduces reference data on local building cultures and local sociocultural resilient strategies in Malawi.
Welcome to Kalumburu sign at the entrance to a remote outback Aboriginal community in Western Australia's Kimberley region (2013)
Remote Indigenous communities in Australia will experience the impacts of climate change disproportionately to the rest of the country.
Steady population growth and the accompanying rise in urban density increases the risk to human life and damage to property caused by natural disasters.
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This paper assesses climate responsive resilient building codes and standards in New Zealand. New Zealand (NZ) has had a performance-based Building Code since 1992 and it is primarily focused on life safety.
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This report provides an analysis of the views and opinions of Australian building code stakeholders on the climate science and technical challenges and opportunities for enhancing resilience outcomes within the context of building codes and standards .